Vinyl LP £13.49 FR001

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Strange Cultures by Weekends
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9/10 ReviewBot3000 19 July 2012

Now, we’re a bit late on these babies here, having just picked them up direct from the band on their first trip to the UK. I’m mad psyched to get my hands on it though, since I’ve been rocking these tracks for a while via the medium of Soundcloud and dying to get hold of a physical copy but not prepared to stump up the crazy postage for a single LP from the US of A.

Now you needn’t end up in the same position as me, though, because no sooner do you find out about this sweet disc than you can buy it from your friends here at Norman (the band tell me we’re the only UK dealers who’ve got copies, too). We’ve got a couple we bought direct from the band which you can buy at this cheap price and then later copies will cost a little more with postage from the US factored in, so if you like a bargain I’d get in on this right now.

The Baltimore duo peddle a frantic reverby repeato garage sound with lots of synthetic guitar fuzz and echoey vocals. Their high energy live shows are well encapsulated on these grooves, with the two alternating between guitar and drums almost imperceptibly to bust out a nonstop rollercoaster of cacophonous groove-rock with buried singing and insidious, fuzzed out melodies.

‘Raingirls’, the longest cut on here, is an exultant burst of speedy riffing and strained, roaring vocals and is so infectious it will linger amongst your mind-grapes for days, pure bouncy good-mood grooves and searing trebly chorussy guitar action. One of the best live bands doing the rounds at the moment, too - if you get a chance to see them play, don’t miss out! Can’t wait until their next one hits.



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